The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 563 563 531
Rank change year-on-year
0 -32
Contract jobs citing Drools 43 16 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.030% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.11% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 30
Average daily rate
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£408 £550 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.90% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £450 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £595 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
- +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15698 15095 15547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 28.64% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9962 9698 9555
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland +11 27 £438 -2.77%
Edinburgh +12 23 £450 -
England -17 16 £400 -27.27% 9
London +11 6 £388 -29.54% 3
South East -13 5 £370 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 87 (84.47%) Java
2 62 (60.19%) JBoss
3 44 (42.72%) Spring
4 40 (38.83%) Hibernate
5 37 (35.92%) jBPM
6 35 (33.98%) SOA
7 34 (33.01%) BPMN
8 31 (30.10%) XML
9 28 (27.18%) Web Services
10 27 (26.21%) J2EE
11 26 (25.24%) SQL
12 22 (21.36%) XSLT
13 21 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (19.42%) Java EE
14 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (18.45%) Eclipse
16 18 (17.48%) TDD
16 18 (17.48%) Maven
17 17 (16.50%) Workflow
18 16 (15.53%) Oracle
19 15 (14.56%) Finance
20 14 (13.59%) JRules
21 13 (12.62%) Banking
21 13 (12.62%) PL/SQL
21 13 (12.62%) Performance Monitoring
22 10 (9.71%) Investment Banking
23 8 (7.77%) Requirements Analysis
23 8 (7.77%) MVC
23 8 (7.77%) Struts
24 7 (6.80%) SOAP

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.88%) Liferay
2 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.94%) Alfresco
2 2 (1.94%) Mule
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Cordys
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) DSL
2 1 (0.97%) NGN
2 1 (0.97%) Network Security
2 1 (0.97%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.94%) MySQL
5 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.97%) DB2
5 1 (0.97%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (18.45%) Eclipse
2 18 (17.48%) Maven
3 5 (4.85%) Selenium
4 4 (3.88%) JUnit
5 3 (2.91%) Subversion
5 3 (2.91%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.94%) Hudson
6 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.94%) JIRA
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.97%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.97%) Ant
7 1 (0.97%) Mockito
7 1 (0.97%) Hamcrest
7 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.97%) Apache Continuum
7 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (14.56%) Finance
2 13 (12.62%) Banking
3 10 (9.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 72 (69.90%) Developer
2 59 (57.28%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.68%) Analyst
4 6 (5.83%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (3.88%) Consultant
6 3 (2.91%) Test Analyst
6 3 (2.91%) Architect
7 2 (1.94%) Business Analyst
7 2 (1.94%) Software Developer
7 2 (1.94%) Software Engineer
7 2 (1.94%) Team Leader
7 2 (1.94%) Java Team Leader
7 2 (1.94%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 2 (1.94%) Applications Architect
7 2 (1.94%) Software Designer
7 2 (1.94%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (1.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (1.94%) Designer
7 2 (1.94%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (0.97%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (42.72%) Spring
2 40 (38.83%) Hibernate
3 37 (35.92%) jBPM
4 31 (30.10%) XML
5 28 (27.18%) Web Services
6 27 (26.21%) J2EE
7 22 (21.36%) XSLT
8 20 (19.42%) Java EE
9 14 (13.59%) JRules
10 8 (7.77%) Struts
11 7 (6.80%) SOAP
12 6 (5.83%) .NET
12 6 (5.83%) Java SE
12 6 (5.83%) FpML
12 6 (5.83%) Spring MVC
13 5 (4.85%) Middleware
14 4 (3.88%) JMS
14 4 (3.88%) GWT
14 4 (3.88%) Spring Batch
14 4 (3.88%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Derivative
2 6 (5.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (5.83%) Reference Data
3 5 (4.85%) Open Source
4 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.91%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (2.91%) Ontologies
6 2 (1.94%) GIS
7 1 (0.97%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.88%) Windows
1 4 (3.88%) Linux
2 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.98%) SOA
2 34 (33.01%) BPMN
3 21 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (19.42%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (17.48%) TDD
6 17 (16.50%) Workflow
7 13 (12.62%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (7.77%) MVC
8 8 (7.77%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (6.80%) Scrum
9 7 (6.80%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.80%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.80%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.83%) Business Transformation
10 6 (5.83%) ETL
10 6 (5.83%) Project Management
10 6 (5.83%) Wealth Management
10 6 (5.83%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.85%) UML
12 4 (3.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 87 (84.47%) Java
2 26 (25.24%) SQL
3 13 (12.62%) PL/SQL
4 6 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.91%) C
5 3 (2.91%) C++
5 3 (2.91%) Python
6 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.94%) Ruby
6 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.94%) C#
6 2 (1.94%) Perl
7 1 (0.97%) Scala
7 1 (0.97%) Golang
Qualifications
1 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
Vendors
1 62 (60.19%) JBoss
2 16 (15.53%) Oracle
3 4 (3.88%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.91%) Pega
4 3 (2.91%) Sybase
5 2 (1.94%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.94%) Software AG
5 2 (1.94%) Google
6 1 (0.97%) Intel
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